Thank you for visiting the Practicing Anthropology blog. This is an interactive space for anthropologists, the people we work with, and others, where we encourage communication, comments, resource sharing and collaboration. This blog serves as a companion to the journal Practicing Anthropology. See our instructions for authors to find out how to submit your work… Continue reading Welcome to Practicing Anthropology
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to make its way to every corner of the world, into contexts rife with social inequity, wealth disparity, conflict, and human rights violations. As social researchers, we recognize there is much to be learned about the human experience in times of social isolation, viral anxieties, and—oftentimes racialized—biophysical violences. But in the… Continue reading Ethical Uncertainties in Times of Socially-Distanced Social Research By Alexa Dietrich and Joyce Rivera-Gonzalez
The editor of Health Promotion Practice curated a special collection of articles on "Centering Native Voices." Practicing Anthropology editor Lisa Hardy worked with a group of researchers on a health project that is highlighted here. You can download these articles directly open access for this week only. Go here to download to read now or… Continue reading Download today!
Health Promotion Practice, a journal of the Society for Public Health Education, curates a collection of articles focusing on health promotion in indigenous communities. The Navajo Tribe refers to the San Francisco Peaks as "Dook'o'oosłííd," which means "the summit which never melts" or "the mountain which peak never thaws." The following are also names which… Continue reading Health Promotion Practice hosting free downloads of Indigenous research for a limited time
SFAA Paper Session Proposal: Anthropology’s Contribution to Research and Action on Covid-19 Co-chairs Leah Mundell and Lisa Hardy In 2020 researchers across the globe have quickly embarked on data collection, documentation, and implementation related to COVID-19. Please join us to discuss your current COVID-19 research and ideas of transforming research results from anthropology into actionable… Continue reading CFP for the spring SfAA meetings – Anthropology’s Contribution to Research and Action on Covid-19
Time is running out to propose a paper or pane for the virtual SfAA conference this year. We hope that you will consider joining us virtually by attending the meetings and presenting your exciting work. We will also be there (virtually) in a meet-the-editors session. See membership and registration information here. Here is the theme… Continue reading Calling all authors and practitioners! Deadline November 15th.
In our fall issue of Practicing Anthropology you can find a short piece by editorial team member Gwendolyn Saul, Curator of Ethnography at the New York State Museum, about highlighting contemporary work by Indigenous artists during COVID-19. You can find a recent talk here by Dr. Saul and Shinnecock contemporary artist Jeremy Dennis who co-curated… Continue reading Making Native Art Known During Pandemic Times
This Wednesday, President Trump’s administration announced plans to open over 9.3 million acres of the Tongass National Forest to logging and roadbuilding. The Tongass is the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rainforest and our country’s oldest and largest national forest. The forest stores nearly 8 percent of all the carbon stored in US forests, making… Continue reading Trump just fully opened ‘America’s Climate Forest’ to logging, again proving a threat to democracy
Fall 2020 and social scientists are hard at work. Check out what some of us are doing in our latest issue of Practicing Anthropology. Continuing On Making Native Art Known During Pandemic TimesBy Gwendolyn Saul Shifting Landscapes of Belonging: Birth Doulas and COVID-19By Angela N. Castañeda and Julie Johnson Searcy Bordertown Blues and COVID-19By Sonja Michal… Continue reading Fall 2020 Issue
From Mark Anthony Arceño: As an anthropologist, the central theme of my work revolves around relationships among food, place, and identity. I am all about “learning through food,” or in the case of my contribution to the upcoming fall issue of Practicing Anthropology, wine. Over the past two years and counting, I have been learning… Continue reading On “Walking, Talking, and Tasting with Winegrowers in Central Ohio and Eastern France”